Gina Murphy, owner of Hugo’s restaurant on Merrion Row. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Restaurateurs with little to no space for outdoor dining have responded to the plan for reopening the hospitality sector with anger and upset. Hotel(...)

That storms claw at Ireland’s soft shores needs no proving. They have already remodelled the contours of many western bays and dune systems. Image: Michael Viney

It was great while it lasted – almost a week of sunshine to second-guess the start of the year. On days of crispness and quiet on the hill, one was l(...)

Garda John McCallion’s body was found beside his bicycle on Friday evening in Co Mayo.

An investigation has begun after the body of a garda was found on the roadside close to his home in Swinford, Co Mayo, last night. John McCallion (4(...)

Ram  was attacking sightseers at Downpatrick Head which overlooks the Dun Briste Sea Stack

A “rampaging ram” which was attacking sightseers at Downpatrick Head in Co Mayo beauty spot has been removed from the location after at least one pers(...)

 Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo: Thousands of people, many of them tourists, climb the mountain, known locally as the Reek, each year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Croagh Patrick may be off limits this summer if local landowners carry out a threat to close access to commonage in a protest over water quality. Tho(...)

 Maura Harrington urged the High Court to quash a ministerial consent for a pipeline bringing gas to a refinery at Ballinaboy. Photograph: Collins Courts

A campaigner against the Corrib gas project in Co Mayo has urged the High Court to quash a ministerial consent for a pipeline bringing gas to a refin(...)

Moorehall House and Estate has just been acquired by Mayo County Council.

Mayo County Council has acquired Moorehall House and Estate from Coillte. The site is the ancestral home of president of the Republic of Connacht Jo(...)

 Former President Mary Robinson. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of Mayo County Council have voted to purchase the childhood home of former president Mary Robinson in Ballina for use as Ireland’s first presi(...)

“Many of these people are elderly and they worry about these things”

Hundreds of applications to obtain and renew medical cards have been delayed due to staff shortages. Applications received six weeks ago at the Natio(...)

Ashling Gallagher was killed instantly when her Volkswagen Caddy van veered on to the wrong side of the road into the path of the truck.

The family of a young woman who died after her car veered on to the wrong side of the road and into the path of a cement truck, has alleged that her d(...)

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